Download and read online Keep It Shut in PDF and EPUB Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman explores how to better control your tongue, knowing what to say and how to say it, and realizing when it is best to say nothing at all. From Bible times to modern times women have struggled with their words. What to say and how to say it. What not to say. When it is best to remain silent. And what to do when you’ve said something you wish you could now take back. In this book a woman whose mouth has gotten her into loads of trouble shares the hows (and how-not-tos) of dealing with the tongue. Beyond just a “how not to gossip” book, this book explores what the Bible says about the many ways we are to use our words and the times when we are to remain silent. Karen will cover using our speech to interact with friends, co-workers, family, and strangers as well as in the many places we use our words in private, in public, online, and in prayer. Even the words we say silently to ourselves. She will address unsolicited opinion-slinging, speaking the truth in love, not saying words just to people-please, and dealing with our verbal anger. Christian women struggle with their mouths. Even though we know that Scripture has much to say about how we are—and are not—to use our words, this is still an immense issue, causing heartache and strain not only in family relationships, but also in friendships, work, and church settings.
Download and read online Keep It Shut Study Guide with DVD in PDF and EPUB Best-selling author and Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker introduces a much-needed new curriculum for women on the power--and danger--of words. There's a reason the Bible warns about the dangers of the tongue. From ancient times to modern day, people have struggled to control the words that come out of their mouths. How do we know what to say and how to say it? When do we need to speak up, and when is it best to say nothing at all?This video-based Bible study by bestselling author Karen Ehman is far more than a "How not to gossip" study. In Keep It Shut, Karen teaches what the Bible says about the different ways we are to use our words and the times when we are to remain silent. Whether we are talking with friends, co-workers, family members, or strangers--or even ourselves--the words that we use and the way that we use them hold tremendous power. It is up to us to determine whether that power will be for good or for harm.Covering topics such as people pleasing, unsolicited opinion-slinging, and dealing with verbal anger, Keep It Shut is the Bible study for women who want to speak the truth--or keep it shut--in love. This package contains one DVD and one study guide.
Download and read online Keep It Shut in PDF and EPUB Offers women a Biblical perspective on communication, including the difference between gossip and processing with a trusted friend, how to attack a problem and not a person, and how to avoid saying something permanently painful.
Download and read online Zip It in PDF and EPUB Zip It empowers readers to put into action the advice and commands of Scripture concerning the tongue. The New York Times bestselling book Keep It Shut covered many topics, including anger, truth-telling, people-pleasing, our digital tongues online, and gossip. Because there are more than 3,500 verses in the Bible that relate to our words and our silence, Keep It Shut only scratched the surface of these issues. Karen Ehman now takes a deeper look and offers practical how-to’s that will inspire you use your words to build, to bless, to encourage, and to praise. Each of the forty interactive entries includes a Scripture verse focus for the day, a story or teaching point, and reflection questions with space for readers to write their answers and thoughts. Each entry ends with both a challenge that will help you carry out the directive in the verse and a prayer prompt. Rather than a traditional devotional,the entries in Zip It build upon each other, equipping you with new habits in how to, or not to, use words.
Download and read online Listen Love Repeat in PDF and EPUB Our culture is self-obsessed – in our schedules, relationships, and especially online. (Can you say selfie?) But in this near-narcissism, people are less content than in decades past. Why? Because we forgot the joy that comes from putting others first. Doing so requires us to live alert, listening for “heart drops,” hints from those in our lives who need a helping hand or a generous dose of encouragement. Living alert lifts our own spirits, showing us that blessing others blesses us even more. Listen, Love, Repeat offers biblical teaching and suggests doable actions that are simple, heart-tugging, sentimental, even sneaky and hilarious. This message: • Presents scriptural examples of those who lived alert, including Jesus, who noticed those who least expected to be seen. • Explains the role of good works for followers of Christ. They aren’t our ticket to heaven but they are our marching orders on earth. • Gives creative ideas for showing love to friends and family, and suggests practical ways to reach out to the lonely, the marginalized, the outcast, and the odd duck. Additionally, it helps you comfort the grieving, showing what you can do when you don’t know what to say. • Provides inspiration for blessing the “necessary people” in your life, those often-overlooked souls who help you get life done every day, and teaches you how to hug a porcupine by genuinely loving the hard-to-love. As we scatter love, we create a safe space where we can openly share the gospel. We get to see lives changed right before our eyes. Most importantly, Listen, Love, Repeat will enable you to live a life that is full of kind deeds, not to selfishly shout, “Hey! Look at me!” but to humbly implore, “Will you look at Him?”
Download and read online Let It Go in PDF and EPUB Many women are wired to control. You’re the ones who make sure the house is clean, the meals are prepared, the beds are made, the children are dressed, and everyone gets to work, school, and other activities on time. But trying to control everything can be exhausting, and it can also cause friction with your friends and family. This humorous, yet thought-provoking book guides you as you discover for yourself the freedom and reward of living a life “out of control,” in which you allow God to be seated in the rightful place in your life. Armed with relevant biblical and current examples (both to emulate and to avoid), doable ideas, new thought patterns, and practical tools to implement, Let It Go will gently lead you out of the land of over-control and into a place of quiet trust. A companion video-based study for small groups is also available.
Download and read online Keep It Shut Study Guide in PDF and EPUB From Bible times to modern times women have struggled with their words: what to say and how to say it. What not to say. When it is best to remain silent. Or what to do when you’ve said something you wish you could now take back. Beyond just a “How not to gossip” study, Karen will teach what the Bible says about the many ways we are to use our words and the times when we are to remain silent. Using our speech to interact with friends, co-workers, family and strangers will be covered along with the many places we use our words such as in private, in public, online and in prayer. Even the words we say silently to ourselves. Unsolicited opinion-slinging, speaking the truth in love, not saying words just to people-please and dealing with our verbal anger are sub-topics that will also be addressed. Each session will feature a different character from the Bible, using them either as an example of someone to emulate or whose verbal actions we should avoid replicating. Sessions include: Sparks, Squabbles, Spats, and Such: Our Words Matter On Filling Gaps and Zipping Lips: Listen to Others, Talk to God Opinion-Slinging and Salty Speech: Assessing Our Digital Tongues Gossip, Flattery, and People-Pleasing: How to Speak the Truth in Love Pause Before You Pounce: On Cultivating Soft Speech As Sweet as Honey: Wonderful Ways to Use Your Words Designed for use with the Keep It Shut Video Study 9780310819417 (sold separately).
Download and read online When to Speak Up and When To Shut Up in PDF and EPUB Practical guidelines and biblical and contemporary examples to help people improve their communication skills. Includes a discussion on the cost and purpose of silence.
Download and read online Shut Your Monkey in PDF and EPUB Hear that voice inside your head? The one that nitpicks all your new ideas? That's your monkey. This hypercritical little critter loves to make you second-guess yourself. It stirs up doubt. It kills your creativity. But it can be stopped. And acclaimed author Danny Gregory is here to show you how. After battling it out with his own monkey, he knows how to shut yours down. Gregory provides insight into the inner workings of your inner critic and teaches you how to put it in its place. Soon you'll be able to silence that voice and do what you want to do--create. Now follow his lead and Shut Your Monkey.
Download and read online Keep Your Mouth Shut and Wear Beige in PDF and EPUB Darcy van Aiken is doing very well, thank you. She’s an ICU nurse with an ‘amicable’ divorce from ex-husband, Mike, two great kids, and a prescription for Ritalin. Then her older son, Jeremy, gets engaged to Cami Zander-Brown – daughter of a wealthy New York family – and her world turns upside down. The source of the trouble is not Cami’s elegant and accomplished mother, Rose. Nor is it in the form of Guy, her charismatic and wildly successful literary agent father. Instead, lurking in the shadows of Mike’s new life, is the beautifully dressed and highly manipulative Claudia. The Zander-Browns have money. Lots of money. The plans for their daughter’s dream wedding grow more fabulous by the day, and Claudia is loving every minute of it. With her perfect taste, she can’t help thinking she’d make a much better mother of the groom than Darcy. This wedding gives her the opportunity to entrench herself in Mike’s life, and take credit for the two sons Darcy has raised. It’s a battle for supremacy, and it takes all of Darcy’s courage and determination to outwit the determined Claudia. What emerges is a wonderfully delicious, hilarious and touching read about family, friendship and human behaviour.
Download and read online 31 Verses to Write on Your Heart in PDF and EPUB Let His Truth Find a Home in Your Heart Here are the words of hope you’re looking for when your faith needs a boost or a friend needs encouragement. Chosen by more than a thousand women as their favorite verses in the Bible, each one is worth learning, worth sharing, worth remembering, You’ll find verses you already know and love: “I can do all this through him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13). Others may be less familiar but are no less powerful: “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe” (Proverbs 29:25). All of them capture the truth of God’s goodness, mercy, and love for His own. Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs invites you to experience— * a deeper, richer understanding of thirty-one treasured verses. * a fresh look at how these timeless truths can impact your life. * a new passion for memorizing Scripture, verse by verse. * thirty-one creative ways to keep them in your heart forever. With a study guide included, 31 Verses to Write on Your Heart is a daily devotional and a small-group Bible study, wrapped in a lovely gift book overflowing with joy! "Consider 31 Verses to Write on Your Heart your new spiritual strategy for deepening your daily walk with God. " —Karen Ehman, author of Keep It Shut "As smart as it it approachable, as profound as it is practical." —Amanda Bible Williams, chief content officer of She Reads Truth "When you spend time in God's Word, life starts making sense. The broken places inside you begin to heal. Darkness and discouragement give way to the light of hope. Your purpose becomes clearer, and your desire to make a difference grows. The Bible can do all that? It can. It will. Just begin. Go slowly. Stand on tiptoe, anticipating all God has in store for you. " —Liz What readers are saying about 31 Verses to Write on Your Heart: " Liz unfolds each verse carefully in words and phrases that whisper hope and encouragement to my soul." —Julie "I love the way Liz holds a light to God's truth." —Caryn "She beutifully unpacks these favorite verses, pulling out all the nuggets." —Janice "Liz opens our eyes and hearts in wonder at His holy words. —CarolAnne
Download and read online Atlas Shrugged in PDF and EPUB Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.
Download and read online Just Shut Up and Do It in PDF and EPUB What makes some people successful in life? In Just Shut Up and Do It, bestselling author and success expert Brian Tracy shares a simple, practical, proven seven-part method that will help you accomplish more in the next few months and years than most people accomplish in a lifetime. In its simplest terms, your ability to get started and keep going until you complete those things that are most important to you and to your company is the key to winning, to happiness, to a great reputation, and to success in life. There are no limits to what you can achieve.
Download and read online Hoodwinked in PDF and EPUB Moms have been hoodwinked—tricked into believing lies that keep them from not only enjoying motherhood, but forging friendships with other moms who might tackle the tasks of motherhood differently. Myths such as “Mothering is natural, easy, and instinctive” cause moms to feel like failures if they have questions or apprehensions in raising their kids. Operating from the premise that “The way I mother is the right (and only) way” puts up fences between moms instead of building bridges of encouragement between them. Lies such as “I am my child’s choices” tempt moms to mistakenly believe that if their child makes a wrong choice then they, in turn, must be a bad mom. In their encouraging “we’ve been there” style, Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk enable mothers to: Identify the ten myths of motherhood our current culture perpetuates Replace the lies with the truth of what God says in the Bible about mothering Acquire practical tools to help them form new and improved thought patterns and healthy behaviors Forge healthy, supportive relationships with other moms of all ages and stages Confidently embrace the calling of motherhood as they care for their families in their own unique way A six-session video Bible study for group or individual use is also available.
Download and read online I Want You to Shut the F ck Up in PDF and EPUB “Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is, and tell it like it is.” —Richard Nixon “I believe America is the solution to the world’s problems.” —Rush Limbaugh “SHUT THE F#CK UP.” —D. L. Hughley The American dream is in dire need of a wake-up call. A f*cked up society is like an addict: if you are in denial, then things are going to keep getting worse until you hit bottom. According to D. L. Hughley, that's the direction in which America is headed. In I Want You to Shut the F*ck Up, D.L. explains how we've become a nation of fat sissies playing Chicken Little, but in reverse: The sky is falling, but we're supposed to act like everything's fine. D.L. just points out the sobering facts: there is no standard of living by which we are the best. In terms of life expectancy, we're 36th--tied with Cuba; in terms of literacy, we're 20th--behind Kazakhstan. We sit here laughing at Borat, but the Kazakhs are sitting in their country reading. Things are bad now and they're only going to get worse. Unless, of course, you sit down, shut the f*ck up, and listen to what D. L. Hughley has to say. I Want You to Shut the F*ck Up is a slap to the political senses, a much needed ass-kicking of the American sense of entitlement. In these pages, D. L. Hughley calls it like he sees it, offering his hilarious yet insightful thoughts on: - Our supposedly post-racial society - The similarities between America the superpower and the drunk idiot at the bar - Why Bill Clinton is more a product of a black upbringing than Barack Obama - That apologizing is not the answer to controversy, especially when you meant what you said - Why civil rights leaders are largely to blame for black people not being represented on television - Why getting your ghetto pass revoked should be seen as a good thing, not something to be ashamed of - And how hard it is to be married to a black woman